Granted by UK Sport’s Research and Innovation team, Ideas4Innovation is an award scheme aimed at harnessing exceptional research concepts and proposals which, given sufficient funding and support, could make a difference to the future of British Olympic and Paralympic sport.
This year, the applicants with the top eight ideas will be invited to McLaren Applied Technologies in Woking on Thursday 4 August to present their ideas to an expert panel, including UK Sport Chief Executive Liz Nicholl and Great Britain wheelchair rugby captain Steve Brown, and will win a £500 prize. Any idea which the panel believes has the potential to make a significant performance impact on British athletes could win up to £25,000 in research funding to help turn their idea into a reality.
How to apply
Applications for the 2011 Ideas4Innovation Awards are now open and entries for the 2011 awards close on Friday 8 July.
Students should apply via the ‘New Researchers’ entry route, while others, including those working in higher education, can apply via the ‘Garage Innovators’ application process.